Whether you are looking to sell your property or simply wish to make your home look more inviting to visitors the very first thing you should consider is often the one most people overlook. They are so busy thinking about their interior decor and the tidiness of their homes that they often forget that the very first thing that people see is the front of their property. If your home’s kerb appeal could do with being spruced up but you’re not sure where to start then don’t worry we have a few tips that will help you to take the front of your property from drab to fab in no time.
If you have a front garden then ensure that the grass is neatly mown. Clear your path of weeds and use a pressure washer to make it look its best. If you have borders make sure that they are weeded and plant some nice flowers to help to make your home look visually attractive.
If the paint is starting to peel off of your front door or the hardware like the handle or knocker are looking a bit old and unloved then visitors may get the impression that the rest of your home is uncared for too. Treat your door to a fresh coat of paint and a shiny new door handle/knocker and your door will go from creating a sense of foreboding to a welcoming entrance.
Make sure that your house number is clearly visible. This will help both visitors and delivery drivers! If your house number is looking a bit old and tatty, consider replacing it with a shiny new one that reflects the care you take of your property.
Clean windows not only maximise the amount of natural light that you get inside your home but they also affect the feel of your home from the outside. Clean windows make a home look cared for and a loved home will always have more kerb appeal than a neglected one.
Many potential viewers will do a drive-by viewing before deciding whether to view the inside of your property. Due to working hours most of these will be done in the evening and most guests to your home will also visit in the evening so ensuring that your exterior lights are all working is essential to ensure that your home is bathed in welcoming light not shrouded in darkness.
Gates, fences and hedges
Check your garden gate and fence are in good condition. Oil the hinges and check the latch is in good working order. Replace broken fence panels and neatly trim any hedges.
While your visitors/viewers will not be entering your property through your garage doors they do affect the first impression that they will have of your home so make sure that they are in good condition and consider sprucing them up with a fresh coat of paint if necessary. Potential buyers will want to take a look in your garage so make sure that it is clean and tidy.
If you would like more advice on how to improve your South Tyneside area property’s kerb appeal please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0191 427 4959 and we will be delighted to help you.